structuring an academic education: a six year old
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structuring an academic education: a six year old

Bringing your kiddo home this fall? Here are two things you need to consider when beginning homeschooling: Your goal is to consider what an education is anyway and read about unschooling, deschooling, and learning.  I compiled a Homeschool Mama Reading List just for you! These books are ones that have taught me everything that has … Continue reading

homeschool: the project season
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homeschool: the project season

When you look at our homeschool family from May to September, you’ll see unschooling, also known as the project season. We’ve flipped the May switch. There are fewer languages to study and more projects on the table. There is less sitting in one place for formal academic days, but still lots of learning. At the … Continue reading

unschooling for the uninitiated
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unschooling for the uninitiated

Unschooling, or as some call it, child-directed learning, eclectic homeschooling, relaxed homeschooling, or self-directed learning…what other phrase describes the notion of letting go and just letting the kids learn? And by the way, that’s the reason to talk about unschooling. Unschooling helps us let go of the control in our child’s education, and juts let … Continue reading

learning through the summer
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learning through the summer

Our field trips are often ordinary activities. Like interacting with the post office clerk, learning to purchase things independently when they’re little, finding items at the grocery store, and listening to doctor’s meetings. Ordinary things. But our kids become comfortably familiar with them. As I wrote the first draft, I was teaching my six year old the difference … Continue reading